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Anna Duggar Posted Cryptic Message Days Before Husband Josh's Molestation Scandal Erupted: 'I Forgive You'

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Anna Duggar Posted 'Forgiveness' Message on Instagram Days Before Husband Josh's Molestation Scandal Erupted

Originally posted 05/26/2015 01:00PM

Just days before reports resurfaced alleging that her husband Josh Duggar molested five girls 12 years ago, Anna Duggar shared a mysterious message about forgiveness on social media.

The 19 Kids and Counting personality, 26, posted an image on her Instagram account of a quote from well-known pastor Lon Solomon on May 17.

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Jessa Duggar's Husband, Ben Seewald, Condemned Parents Who 'Abuse Their Children' in Mother's Day Instagram Post

Jessa Duggar's Husband, Ben Seewald, Condemned Parents Who 'Abuse Their Children' in Mother's Day Instagram Post

Originally posted 05/26/2015 12:50PM

How much did Jessa (Duggar) Seewald's husband know of his brother-in-law's alleged molestation of five underage girls as a teen?

In her statement to PEOPLE, Josh Duggar's wife, Anna, claimed that she knew what her husband had done ever since she and her family "first visited the Duggar home," referring to the incidents of alleged sexual abuse as "teenage mistakes."

Was Ben Seewald given the same information? In an Instagram post that has recently resurfaced, Seewald, 19, thanks his parents for how they raised him and, at the same time, criticizes those parents "abusing their children, earning the condemnation of God."

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Online Commenter Warned About Josh Duggar Molestation Accusations 8 Years Ago | The Duggars

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Online Commenter Warned About Josh Duggar Molestation Accusations 8 Years Ago

Originally posted 05/24/2015 06:05PM

When allegations that 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar molested five young girls resurfaced this week, fans of the TLC reality show were shocked. To the millions of viewers who've tuned in each week, the Duggars personified family values, from their strict rules about modesty to their dedication to religion.

The illusion was shattered Thursday, when Josh, 27, admitted he "acted inexcusably" as a teenager. But rumors of the former Christian lobbyist's past are nothing new: They first surfaced online eight years ago. As Gawker's Defamer points out, a commenter called "Alice" recounted the allegations on a blog, ibiblio.org, in May 2007. Other sites such as FreeJinger.org have long cited Alice's comments.

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Josh and Anna Duggar Shut Down Website Amid Molestation Reports

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Josh and Anna Duggar Shut Down Website Amid Molestation Reports

Originally posted 05/24/2015 03:25PM

Josh and Anna Duggar’s official website has been taken down.

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Look Back: The Ups & Downs of the Duggar Family | The Duggars

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The Ups & Downs of the Duggar Family

Originally posted 05/22/2015 09:20PM

Of the 2,460 people who live in Tontitown, Arkansas, none have made quite as many headlines as the 19-plus – and counting – in the Duggar family.

Since Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar invited cameras into their lives in 2008, viewers have seen the TLC stars through courtships, new additions and no shortage of controversy. Most recently, eldest son Josh Duggar spoke out in response to reports that he was once accused of molesting five underage girls as a teen.

"Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably, for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret," Josh, who resigned from his position at the Family Research Council as a result of the accusations becoming public, told PEOPLE in a statement. TLC has pulled 19 Kids and Counting from its schedule amid the reports.

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Read Josh Duggar's Full Resignation Letter to the Family Research Council | The Duggars

Read Josh Duggar's Full Resignation Letter to the Family Research Council

Originally posted 05/21/2015 07:40PM

Following reports that surfaced alleging Josh Duggar was accused of child molestation as a teen, he resigned his position at the Family Research Council, a Christian lobbying organization based in Washington, D.C.

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The Duggars Respond to Reports That Josh Duggar Was Accused of Child Molestation

Originally posted 05/21/2015 05:55PM

In an exclusive statement to PEOPLE, Josh Duggar, his wife Anna, and his parents Jim Bob and Michelle are speaking out in response to reports that Josh was once accused of molesting five underage girls as a teen.

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19 Kids and Counting Sneak Peek: Things Get Messy Before Anna and Josh Reveal the Sex of Their Baby

Originally posted 05/12/2015 05:00PM

Party planning Duggar-style can sometimes get a little messy.

But when the festivities are celebrating the arrival of another member of the extended Duggar clan, it'll take more than a little dripping paint to spoil the fun.

On Tuesday's episode of TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids and Counting – titled "Anna's Having a ..." – patriarch Jim Bob Duggar, 49, oversees decorations for Josh and Anna's upcoming gender reveal party for their fourth child. (Spoiler alert: The family already told PEOPLE it's a girl!)

The group was tasked with dyeing a bunch of pink flamingos blue, and figuring out the best way to paint those awkwardly shaped birds proved a difficult endeavor for the younger male members of the family.

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19 Kids and Counting Recap: Josie, 5, Has a Medical Crisis and Derick Dillard Takes Parenting 101 | The Duggars

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19 Kids and Counting Recap: Josie, 5, Has a Medical Crisis and Derick Dillard Takes Parenting 101

Originally posted 04/28/2015 10:20PM

Born at just 25 weeks old, 5-year-old Josie Duggar has made great strides since she came into the world weighing in at just over a pound.

However, on this week's episode of 19 Kids and Counting, she suffered a medical crisis when she began seizing out of nowhere.

Also, Josh put Derick Dillard through Parenting 101 as he and Jill await the birth of their first child, and the remaining Duggar girls – that is, minus the married-off Jill and Jessa – renovated their bedroom. We also learned that when Jessa said she wasn't a great cook – despite cooking lessons in Italy during her honeymoon with Ben – she truly meant it.

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19 Kids and Counting Recap: Ben and Jessa Go on a Romantic European Honeymoon

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19 Kids and Counting Recap: Ben and Jessa Go on a Romantic European Honeymoon

Originally posted 04/21/2015 10:00PM

While Jessa and Ben Seewald jetted off to Europe to enjoy their honeymoon, the rest of the Duggar clan renovated the home they'd be moving into upon their return. Tough life!

A big day for baby news, Anna also announced her fourth pregnancy on Tuesday's episode of 19 Kids and Counting on the same day that Jessa, in real time, announced her first pregnancy.

As Jill put it on this week's 19 Kids, "It's safe to say that if you're in a Duggar home you're probably not far from a box of pregnancy tests." Were truer words ever spoken?

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